Tender to Rapiscan Systems will help fight drug and arms trafficking: Ken Salazar

The United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, celebrated the award by the Mexican government of the tender to the American company Rapiscan Systems.

He assured that this will help deepen the efforts to combat the trafficking in drugs, weapons and people.

In recent weeks, the governments and former officials of the United States and Mexico they have staged a Crossing signs, particularly for the transfer of fentanyl and weapons manufactured on US soil.

Even last week the former United States attorney, William Barr, asked the Joe Biden administration “a much more aggressive US effort inside Mexico,” with or without the consent of the Mexican government.

The chancellor Marcelo Ebrard replied that Mexico will never allow its national sovereignty to be violated.

Days later, Ken Salazar said that there may be concerns and disagreements between the two countries, but both nations will be partners “forever”.

This Saturday the US ambassador affirmed that both governments are committed to achieving a 21st century border that is more modern, safer, and more efficient. A commitment endorsed by President Joe Biden and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at their historic meeting in Mexico, as well as at the North American Leaders Summit, he stressed.

For this reason, the Government of the United States makes a historic investment in its borders of 3.4 billion dollars.

“We are pleased that the Government of Mexico has made the decision to continue strengthening our cooperation and coordination at the border through the tender won by the American company Rapiscan Systems. This fact will help us deepen our efforts to combat drug, arms and people trafficking, as well as to better protect our nations.”

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In accordance with Millenniumthe Ministry of National Defense assigned a contract to the company Rapiscan Systems for the renewal and strengthening of the review teams of the 21 customs offices in the country.

Rapiscan Systems is a company specialized in the development of machinery and technologies for the detection of illegal merchandise through X-rays.

According to a statement from Ken Salazar’s office, as mutual coordination deepens at the border, the greater the shared security.

He also stated that this decision reaffirms the shared willingness to work together as partners to protect the well-being and security of the population on both sides of the border, as well as to promote the legal transit of goods and people.


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